Research development workshop: Write winning NIH career development award proposals

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Date: December 1, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Category: Training

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the NIH-focused workshopWrite Winning NIH Career Development Award Proposals, presented by Dr. John Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops on December 1st, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

IMPORTANT PRE-REQUISITE:  This workshop requires that you attend the NIH-intensive grant writing workshop, Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals on November 29 & 30.  Please register for both the NIH-intensive workshop on Nov 29-30 AND the career proposal workshop on Dec 1st.

Since the OVPR is covering the costs for the seminar, registrants must be nominated by a university official:

  • Department chair for faculty members
  • Faculty researcher for postdoctoral fellows
  • Graduate advisor for graduate students

Provide the name and email of your nominating official at the time of registration for verification.

To register, click on the RSVP button above using your WSU email address or accessID – and make sure it is correct!  You will be sent a link to the webinar workshops the day before the event.

Registration will close November 22nd (no exceptions).  For wait-listing, email Ms. Serowik.

Supporting Material and Workbook

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as one copy of the NIH version of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook.  You will be contacted for your mailing address prior to the workshop.

Content of the Webinar

This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the partnering between candidate, mentor and institution that is necessary to make these proposals successful, resulting in protected time for research. The National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards, and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award for individual post-doctoral fellows are used as representative applications; the principles and fundamentals learned are transposable to the CDAs of other agencies – only the specifics vary. Content of the seminar includes tips and strategies on getting reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentor; how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed, and much, much more.


Dr. John Robertson holds a Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and has been an Associate Member at Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops since 2010.  In 2017 he became the Managing Member.  He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources.  He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters.  In addition, he has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards.  He has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

December 2022